Dominican Republic Travel Information


Please review the information below to ensure that your vacation plans are carried out as smoothly as possible.

Documentation Requirements

Canadian citizens must travel with valid proof of Canadian citizenship (i.e. valid Canadian passport or birth certificate/citizenship card and government issued photo identification). Please note all identification being used must shown your full name exactly as it appears on your travel documents.

If you are holding a Canadian Diplomatic Passport (red cover) or a Canadian Special Passport (green cover), please identify this information to your Escapes.ca travel specialist immediately as visas may be required as supporting documentation.

Citizens of other countries please contact the Consulate of Dominican Republic at www.drembassy.org.

IMPORTANT - Children 18 and under traveling alone or with only one parent MUST have a notarized letter of authorization signed by the parent who is not traveling or if both parents are not traveling with the child, this note must be signed by both parents. Children regardless of their age require their own valid Canadian passport and tourist card.

If you are not a Canadian citizen, please advise your Escapes.ca vacation specialist immediately so they may provide you contact information on your nearest consulate or embassy of the country you wish to travel to for complete documentation requirements. It is important to remember that even though all proper documentation has been attained, your country of destination still has the right to deny entry without cause or explanation.

Tourist Cards

Tourist cards will be given out on your flight or upon arrival in the Dominican Republic. Tourist cards can also be purchased at the embassy or at Dominican airports at the time of entry. Canadian citizens must have a tourist card which allows its holder to stay in the Dominican Republic for 60 days from the date of entry into the country. For a stay of more than 60 days, one can request an extension at the Migration Department in Santo Domingo. Children, regardless of their age, also require a tourist card.

Departure Tax

Depending on the package or flight booked, a departure tax of US$20 or equivalent Dominican Pesos will be collected at the airport on the return departure day. Some tour operators include the departure tax in the tax portion of the booking in which case no fee will be collected at the airport.

Information on this page is subject to change without notice. For the most up to date information on entry requirements, travelers are recommended to contact the consulate or embassy of the country in which they intend to visit.

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